Ikea to open shop on Oxford Street
If you live outside of London, you'll invariably not care about this news - but Ikea is in talks to open a shop on the famous Oxford Street. Imagine trying to carry an unassembled bed through all the tutting workers and slow-walking tourists.
The Swedish furniture vendors are looking at taking over part of BHS’s Oxford Street store, using the space to be a click & collect store.
"Over the coming year we plan to test three order and collection points in the UK, exploring slightly different formats in each selected market," Ikea said, thrillingly. "We will use these tests as an opportunity to find out more about how customers want to shop with Ikea in these areas."
Ikea have opened up one of these collection points already, in Norwich, with another due in Aberdeen in early 2016.
The retailer added: "We are also exploring a number of other potential locations across the UK, one of which is the current BHS building on Oxford Street. While we are seriously considering this opportunity, we have nothing to confirm at this point in time while discussions are ongoing."
This is the latest thing that has captured the attentions of retailers, with Argos looking at the high street for collection points, as well as Carpetright and B&Q. The only thing we're thinking here, is: can you even park your car anywhere on Oxford Street?